printing very slow with FF RC1 but not FF 1.0.x or any other Mac apps




13 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: jonathan.payne, Unassigned)


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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051025 Firefox/1.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051025 Firefox/1.5

Printing works fine with all Mac OS X apps (including Firefox 1.0.x) but with various 1.5 versions of firefox the printing is very VERY slow if I use standard quality on my HP 7310. Slow to the point of many seconds pass between printed lines on the page and a 3 page text document takes 3 to 5 minutes. Meanwhile, I can see that the amount of data being sent to the printer with RC 1.5 is many MANY megabytes of data, often around 170 to 250 kb/sec for many minutes, whereas the 1.0.x firefox and safari send 20 to 40 kb/sec for the same document but a fraction of the total duration.

Also, the print dialog with 1.5 does not include all the options (e.g., two-sided printing, and several others) that 1.0.x and the rest of the mac OS X apps include. Actually, I just deleted then re-installed 1.5 RC1 and the options fixed themselves. But the slow printing is still here with a vengeance!

Reproducible: Always

Actual Results:  
Printing is slow and jerky, with large delays waiting for data from the mac for the next line to be printed.

Expected Results:  
Smooth, even paced printing until the document is completed, like all other Mac appls including previous generation (1.0.x) of firefox.

Comment 1

9 years ago
Jonathan do you still see this problem?
Whiteboard: [closeme 2010-03-13]

Comment 2

9 years ago
I haven't seen slow printing in any of the official releases.

Comment 3

9 years ago
thanks Frankie. let's call it WFM
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Whiteboard: [closeme 2010-03-13]
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